Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Diploma in Explosives Management

Qualification code: 98222
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 101120
APS/AS: 17
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
A person acquiring this qualification will be able to apply explosives technologies, apply quality management and safety systems in a cost-effective explosives production environment. A person with this qualification is able to supervise people in manufacturing, apply principles of quality control and quality assurance, act as team leader and manage changes in the organisation. This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within explosive material manufacturing fraternity by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the chemical and related manufacturing fields. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the progression and economic growth within the manufacturing fraternity. This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning such as B Tech: Explosives Management, NQF 7 or related qualifications.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. 
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2024 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

While you are deciding on the modules for which you will be registering, write down the module names and codes so that you have something to refer to when completing your registration.

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)

First level

It is recommended that students choose their explosives management modules as
Level 1: Semester 1: EXP1502, EXP1601 and Semester 2: TQM1501, TQM1602

Second level

It is recommended that students choose their explosives management modules as
Level 2: Semester 1: TMA2601, TMA2602 and Semester 2: EXP2602, EXP2603

Third level

The College has replaced EXL3701 + EXL3702 with EXL3703. Students that have passed EXL3701 and
EXL3702 in this qualification, will retain the credit and will not be required to complete EXL3703.

It is recommended that students choose their explosives management modules as
Level 3: Semester 1: EXP3702, EXP3703, QLS3701and Semester 2: QLS3702

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
EXL3703 - Explosives Industrial Practice III
EXP3702 - Explosives IIIB
EXP3703 - Explosives IIIB
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
QLS3701 - Quality Management Systems IIIA
QLS3702 - Quality Management Systems IIIB